Accam seeks improved form as 2019 AFCON approaches

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
David Accam is determined to work his way back into the Black Stars

Ghana forward David Accam believes he is already having a bright season and is hoping to continue with his rich vein of form as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches.

Accam has been on fire in the early stages of the Major League Soccer for Philadelphia Union, scoring three goals and providing two assists in four games.

The talented winger has not been handed a national team invitation since the 2015 AFCON where he was part of Coach Avram Grant’s final squad even though he never made an appearance.

Despite his impressive start to the season, the younger maintains he needs to show consistent form to catch the eyes of Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah.

"I have started the season well and I just need to keep improving and doing better," Accam told Graphic Sports Online.

"Soccer is a funny sport, I didn’t even expect to start before the season but now am starting and playing well and contributing positively to the team."

On his personal aims for the season, Accam stressed that he wanted to be fit as the past 48 months have been very tedious with him battling injuries

"My target for this season is to be healthy, fit and enjoy playing soccer again. Is been difficult two years with injuries and surgeries but am feeling much better now," said Accam who has scored a goal in 10 appearances for the national team

Accam is a leading candidate for Philadelphia Union’s Player of the Month prize for March 2019.